Surgical Neurophysiology

The Master of Science in Surgical Neurophysiology is a one-year professional master’s program designed to provide students with the knowledge and clinical training required to become a board-certified Surgical Neurophysiologist. Courses in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neural signal acquisition, and the application of neurophysiological measurements in the surgical environment are covered in a year-long program of study, beginning in the summer. A total of 32 credits are required. In addition, students complete a clinical practicum. After completion of the program and participation in 100 surgical cases (during or after their clinical practicum), students will be eligible to participate in the national exam for Certification in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM Certification) conducted by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET).

Program Requirements:

Required Courses (20-26 credits): PNB 5101, 5102, 5103, 5106, three to nine credits of PNB 5104, and four credits of PNB 5105.

Electives (6-12 credits): Students select the remaining required credits from the following: PNB 3251, 3275, 4400, or any PNB Graduate level courses; NURS 3100, 3110, 3120; PSYC 5228; and SLHS 5322, 5375; no more than six credits from courses at the 3000-4000 level. A minimum of 26 credits need to be from PNB courses including the Required Courses.

Students must also complete a clinical practicum that includes a minimum of 250 clinical contact hours in mentored surgical cases.